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On July 18, the High Museum of Art unveiled a large-scale, interactive design installation “Mi Casa, Your Casa” by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena in the center of the Woodruff Arts Center’s campus on the Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. The site-specific work launches a two-year initiative to activate the outdoor space with performances, art-making activities, and other special events.

“Mi Casa, Your Casa” draws its inspiration from a basic form recognizable and relatable to all—the home. The project features 36 three-dimensional, open frames in the shape of a house installed in a large grid on the Piazza, with four singular forms placed around the Woodruff Arts Center campus.

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If you want to see the future of car design, you might want to look to the past, to the concept cars designed decades ago.

Take L’Œuf électrique, a three-wheeled, egg-shaped electric model built for personal use by the French artist, industrial designer, and engineer Paul Arzens in 1946. It was conceived as a response to gas shortages during World War II, and it never went into production. But its fuel efficiency and compactness foreshadowed today’s Smart cars and hybrids.

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The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, announced that it will use a series of gifts totaling approximately $4 million to expand its photography initiatives. The museum, which is home to the most comprehensive photography program in the American Southeast, began acquiring photography in the early 1970s. The High’s holdings include American works from the 20th and 21st centuries, images made in and of the South, and the most significant grouping of vintage Civil Rights-era prints in the country. 

The most substantial gift has been promised by Donald Keough, the former president and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, and his wife, Marilyn. The couple, who helped fund the museum’s 2005 expansion, will donate $2 million to endow a permanent curatorial position in photography and support ongoing photography programs and acquisitions at the institution. Lucinda W. Bunnen, an Atlanta-based photographer and avid collector, has donated an unspecified amount that will go to the establishment of a photography gallery. Bunnen is a longtime supporter of the High’s photography initiatives and previously donated prints by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Chuck Close, and Cindy Sherman to the museum. Paul Hagedorn, an Atlanta-based artist and supporter of the High since 2005, has donated $500,000 for acquisitions and the Yellowlees Family, also longtime supporters of the museum, have donated $400,000 for the acquisition of Southern photography.

Michael E. Shapiro, the High’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. director, said, “These landmark gifts represent a transformational moment for photography at the High. Photography is our fastest growing area of collecting, research and programming, and these gifts will ensure that the High can continue our commitment to new scholarship and commissioning new works by living artists. We hope that these significant gifts inspire others to support our photography programs and the growth of our collection.”

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In an effort to expand its art collection’s global audience, Scotland will send a number of works on a tour of the United States. Pieces from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art will travel to New York, San Francisco, and Fort Worth. The selected works will differ from city to city to best complement each museum’s permanent collection.

The tour will begin at the Frick Collection in New York on November 5, where 10 paintings will be exhibited, including Botticelli’s “The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child,” John Singer Sargent’s “Portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw,” and Diego Velázquez’s “An Old Woman Cooking Eggs.” Following its time at the Frick, an expanded version of the show, which will feature 55 paintings, will head to the De Young Museum in San Francisco. The exhibition will make its final appearance at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

The National Galleries of Scotland made a similar effort to expand their collection’s reach four years ago when they sent a prized Titian painting and other works to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

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The Louvre in Paris, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, and the Terra Foundation in Chicago have announced the third installation in their four-year collaboration focusing on the history of American art. "American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution," which is currently on view at the Louvre, examines how portraiture style evolved in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as American and European painters were influenced by each other.

The exhibition features five works that have never before been exhibited together -- "George Washington after the Battle of Princeton," attributed to Charles Wilson Peale; "Portrait of Hugh Percy, Second Duke of Northumberland" by Gilbert Stuart; "Lieutenant Robert Hay of Spott" by Henry Raeburn; "George Washington (The Constable-Hamilton Portrait)" by Gilbert Stuart; and "George Washington, Porthole Portrait" by Rembrandt Peale. When its presentation at the Louvre ends on April 28, 2014, the exhibition will travel to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (May 17, 2014-September 15, 2014) and to the High Museum of Art (September 28, 2014-January 18, 2015).  

Guillaume Faroult, the Louvre's Curator of Paintings, said, "The potential for new scholarship and education that comes from bringing these five portraits together is exactly the spirit of our international collaboration and shows how much all of our institutions have to gain from it, as now our visitors are familiarizing themselves with American painting and are greatly anticipating this third installation."

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The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are currently hosting the exhibition “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George” at the de Young Museum. The show, which was organized by the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York in association with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the first exhibition to explore Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings of Lake George.

Between 1918 and 1934, O’Keeffe would spend months at her husband Alfred Stieglitz’s family estate slightly north of Lake George Village in New York’s Adirondack Park. During this highly productive period, O’Keeffe created over 200 paintings depicting the bucolic, wooded setting, which differ greatly from her well-known renderings of the sparse Southwestern landscape.

“Modern Nature” features 53 works from public and private collections and includes botanical compositions of flowers and vegetables as well as still lifes and paintings of the trees that grew on the 36-acre estate. The exhibition also includes paintings of weathered barns and other structures as well as panoramic landscapes. Works have been loaned from a number of celebrated public institutions including the Seattle Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Walker Art Center.

Colin B. Bailey, director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, said, “It is especially gratifying to host this pioneering and scholarly exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lake George‒period works, as the artist’s ‘Petunias’ (1925), featured in the exhibition, is a highlight of our renowned collection of modernist works by artists associated with the Stieglitz circle.”

The de Young Museum is the only west coast venue for the exhibition. “Modern Nature” will remain on view through May 11, 2014.

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Friday, 27 December 2013 17:56

15th Century Italian Panels to Tour US

Three marble panels depicting children singing and playing music will go on tour in the United States beginning in 2014. Created by Italian sculptor Luca della Robbia for the Florence Cathedral’s organ loft, the panels will go on view at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta from October 25, 2014 until January 11, 2015.

The panels were removed from the Cathedral in 1688 during a renovation and eventually ended up in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Florence, which is lending them for the first tour of its kind in the US.

Due to the panels’ subject and history, the exhibition will include audible church music organized in part by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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Friday, 01 November 2013 18:54

Exhibition of Western Art to Open in Atlanta

On November 3, 2013 the High Museum of Art in Atlanta will present the exhibition Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Through more than 250 paintings, sculptures, photographs and Native American artifacts, the show will explore the changing notion of the American West, which evolved considerably between 1830 and 1930. The exhibition also addresses the varied and oftentimes conflicting representations of Native Americans, which ranged from portrayals of fierce warriors to menacing enemies.

The works included in Go West! Are on loan from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a museum and cultural center in Cody, Wyoming. Highlights include a bronze sculpture by Frederic Remington, illustrations by N.C. Wyeth created during his time as a ranch-hand, and Annie Oakley’s rifle.

Go West! will be on view at the High Museum through April 3, 2014.

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Johannes Vermeer’s (1632-1675) iconic and entrancing Girl with a Pearl Earring is currently on view at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta as part of the exhibition Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis. The show, which includes works by other Dutch Golden Age masters such as Rembrandt (1606-1669), Frans Hals (1580-1666) and Jan Steen (1629-1679), marks the first time the painting has been on view in the Southeastern United States. The exhibition’s 35 works are on loan from The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague.

Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of only about three-dozen paintings attributed to Vermeer. The last time the painting visited the U.S. was during a retrospective of the artist’s work at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. in 1996. Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis debuted at the de Young Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco earlier this year and later traveled to the Frick Collection in New York. The High Museum has allotted Vermeer’s masterpiece its own gallery.

Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis will be on view at the High Museum of Art through September 29, 2013.

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In honor of Art Museum Day, approximately 180 art institutions across the United States will offer free entry or reduced admission rates on May 18, 2013. The event, which is in its 4th year, was planned by the Association of Art Museum Directors and is meant to unite the organization’s members. Many institutions will also offer special events and programming in honor of Art Museum Day, which coincides with International Museum Day for countries outside of the U.S.

Participating institutions include some of the most renowned museums in the country such as the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Frick Collection (New York). A full list of participating museums can be seen here.

This year’s Art Museum Day theme is museums (memory + creativity) = social change.

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